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Since the STi comes with brembo brakes, does this mean that 16" rims will not fit on it, even the WRX ones? I read in the WRX owner's manual that snow tires are not recommended for the optional 17" rims, so would that mean that you cannot use snow tires on an STi? I know that tirerack.com sells dunlop winter M2's for the 17" rims and I'd assume they'd fit the STi too...
 

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I'm sure you can run any 17" snow tire you would want. You really don't have a choice- 16" won't clear the brakes..
 

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you will HAVE to use 17s..and not just any 17 will work. It is a tight fit with those brembos and the stock 17s. One possibility, depending on how your area deals out salt and gravel, you could use the stock wheels and snow tires and aftermarket 18s for summer. You will also want to use a bit skinnier snow tires..perhaps a 215 or 205..
 

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I would imagine the P1s would fit..you would just have to get the correct offset..and if possible might have to use spacers..I dunno.
Well I would be surprised if the offset on the STi is radically different that the WRX. Since these rims are specific for Subaru with an offset of 52-53mm, I think they would be fine. On the other hand the concern again would be the clearing of the brakes (since they are 17x7 and not like the STi stockers 17x7.5).

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Nick
 
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